Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Listen to Centre member and expert Dr Adele Pavlidis on Sunday Morning with Kate O'Toole @abcbrisbane discussing the challenges #AFLW players face in their profession from sexism to low wages. Interview starts at 1:34:00. Click here to listen.

We recently welcomed a group of five medical officials from the Mongolian Society of Emergency Medicine to our Nathan campus to discuss training opportunities to enhance Mongolia’s capacity to deliver to emergency medicine. Click here to read more.

We warmly congratulate our very own Professor Gerry Docherty, Dean Research and Professor of Phonetics in the Arts, Education and Law Group, on being elected as a Fellow of The Australian Academy of the Humanities, recognising contributions as a linguist specialising in sociolinguistics and socio-phonetics; studies of perception, speech processing and cross-linguistic prosody.

Upcoming events


Post Conference: Community and Activist Media

Due to COV-19 this post conference has been cancelled.

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AILASA Gold Coast 2020 Conference

AILASA 2020 Conference

Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia Conference will proceed in a revised format to be advised shortly.

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AAWP Conference 2020

Rising Tides: AAWP Conference 2020

25th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference being held at Griffith University. 16 - 18 November 2020

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